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MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT As most of you know by now in addition to working for our fantastic members each day, we also manage the very active, and often very assertive, Robins To-Go Facebook group. Recently, we’ve seen an uptick in argumentative rhetoric in the group surrounding the issue of unemployment and “living” wages. To be frank,…
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By Jamie Cook Here is a question for the community! Are robots impacted by COVID19? The answer is, of course, robots cannot perform if their human handlers are restricted by COVID19! Yes, it takes humans to design, build, and operate robots. The 2021 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) season was canceled due to the pandemic. Houston…
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By Angie Gheesling “It is clear that Middle Georgia is within striking distance of becoming a regional hub for innovation. The next steps in the process will be transformational for the region.” ~ The Middle Georgia Innovation Report, 2021 The second report for the Middle Georgia Innovation Project has been published This report has explored…
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By Dan Rhoades The new administration is in place and has begun the process to fill positions. Two key positions, Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense have filled and confirmed by Congress: Secretaries Lloyd Austin and Kathleen Hicks, respectively. Secretary Austin is a prior Army four-star general and last served as the commander of the…
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Caption: Lt. Gen. Gene Kirkland, Air Force Sustainment Center Commander, attended the Project Synergy ribbon cutting and toured the new facility along with Georgia Congressional representatives, Sanford Bishop and Austin Scott. (U.S. Air Force photos by Faye Banks-Anderson) By Angie Gheesling Project Synergy is a partnership between the Development Authority of Houston County, Warner Robins…
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Robins Air Force Base announced early February the groundbreaking for a new software facility expansion project. They broke ground January 13th on the expansion which will add 14,800 square feet of space to the 402nd Software Engineering Group, accommodating an additional 140 software professionals. This project is a partnership between the Warner Robins-Air Logistics Complex…
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Development Authority of Houston County Executive Director Angie Gheesling talks about helping middle Georgians find employment and the launch of a new job portal.
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As we move into the second month of 2021 and continue to grapple with the impacts of this awful pandemic, let’s look positively to the coming year and where we are moving forward in our community. This month a report was released to Congress looking at the state of the Nation’s Industrial Capability. Houston County,…
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MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT Over the weekend, we saw an incredible outpouring of support and willingness to help those affected by the devastating fire at Coldwater Creek Apartments. The Chamber is partnering with Coldwater Creek, the Red Cross, and Southside to assist in the collection and distribution of Coldwater Relief.  We have been overwhelmed by…
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